October 19 8:00 pm

Fall back in love with dance that excites the eyes, and touches the heart with DDT’s annual Fall Forward. A mixed-bill of contemporary ballet, to the works of award-winning Principal Choreographer and Founding Director Shawn Short. This year’s program features the music of Mikael Karlsson, Black Violin, John Legend, Rapsody Macklemore, Nancy Wilson, and more.
World Premieres
Push (2024)
A work interested in the duality of opposites, Short’s Push is a contemporary pointe-work ballet that is partially inspired by William Foresythe’s dynamic work In the Middle Somewhat Elevated and Newton’s laws of motion. Danced to the musical score of Mikael Karlsson, Push briskly moves through an ambient and sharp score that sends the dancer through space while merging neo-classic balletic style with modern dance fluidity.
Life Is Two Fold (2024)
A percussive and syncopated pointe work inspired by our human desire to breathe in and share our excitement for life, Life is Two Fold is inspired by its musical score created by Black Violin, John Legend, and Rapsody Macklemore, and Ryan Lewis, segmented into three sections (Seek, Understanding, Anticipate).
Groove Downbeat Twig (2024)
Fluid bodies move to the drum rhythm in Short’s soft-shoe ballet Groove Downbeat Twig. House music adorns your ears, as the dancers fill the stage with “get down” while “feeling it”. Africanistic movement, club dance, and classical ballet emulsify, bringing sweat to the hot bodies on stage. Performed to the music of German multi-instrumentalist, producer, and DJ Christian Prommer, Groove Downbeat Twig makes slender bodies feel it deep inside.
All Ages

Calendar for Dissonance Dance Theatre: Fall Forward